Alumnus to be honored
West Nassau High School and Callahan officials will consider ways to honor hometown hero and 2019 World Series Champion Howie Kendrick.
WNHS Principal Curtis Gaus said that administrators are working with the Town of Callahan and other stakeholders to plan an event around the time the Warrior 2020 baseball season starts in February.
Possibilities include adding signage on the WNHS baseball scoreboard or hosting an alumni game and cookout. Another idea is to add Kendrick’s name to the Callahan Little League scoreboard. The goal is to plan an informal event that he and his family would enjoy.
“Because the people who know him know he’s a regular guy,” Gaus said. “If the town wanted to do a parade, we’d be on board to help them plan it.”
An event will be planned even if Kendrick is unable to attend, according to Gaus.
If Kendrick becomes a free agent, his spring training might not be in Florida, which could affect his availability to attend an event in Callahan.
“We are going to do something,” Gaus said. “We do want his blessing. It just takes planning.”
Mayor Marty Fontes said that he is willing to assist WNHS in any way possible, including signing a proclamation honoring Kendrick for his professional baseball achievement.